A Double-Stage Genetic Optimization Algorithm for Portfolio Selection
In this study, a double-stage genetic optimization algorithm is proposed for portfolio selection. In the first stage, a genetic algorithm is used to identify good quality assets in terms of asset ranking. In the second stage, investment allocation in the selected good quality assets is optimized using a genetic algorithm based on Markowitz’s theory. Through the two-stage genetic optimization process, an optimal portfolio can be determined. Experimental results reveal that the proposed double-stage genetic optimization algorithm for portfolio selection provides a very feasible and useful tool to assist the investors in planning their investment strategy and constructing their portfolio.
KeywordsGenetic Algorithm Root Mean Square Error Portfolio Optimization Portfolio Selection Asset Allocation
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